Quilting in Leather
I have been interested in learning to quilt and embroider on leather
for a while now. When I found an artist teaching this
techniques online I just had to give it a try.
The class Cathy had open is called Goddess
I made a few changes to my piece from her original.
Instead of a face I choose to put my flowers in a pot.
After quilting on my Nolting long arm I began the dyeing process
All of the steps took quite a bit of time.
A bit further on the dyeing, sure makes the design pop
Here is my completed rendition.
As well as the brown dye of the original I wanted
color, so took my ink pens to it.
Also adding crystals for a little more bling
Some close ups of the detail follow.
Inking and crystals.
Hung in the stair well leading up to my studio.
Now I am considering what to do next in leather.
It was easy to do.
I enjoy using this different material
as well as the dyes and inks.
Cathy has other great designs to try
or perhaps I will design something of my own.